...cause his enemies seems to have a funny way of "falling out of favor". Be they Democrats (John Kerry, Tom Dashale, jeez-the party as a whole), foreign leaders (Saddam, Gerhard Shroeder, Arafat, the wildly unpopular Chirac), or simply unholy alliances (the "European Union", the "anti-war movement"), when they go up against this guy whom they are so convinced is sooo dumb, they wind up...losing:
CBS News on Wednesday named Sean McManus, head of CBS Sports, as its news chief, replacing Andrew Heyward, whose decade-long tenure was marred by fallout from a botched report last fall on U.S. President George W. Bush' s military record.
McManus takes over a network news division shaken by the election-year firestorm over its September 8, 2004 broadcast of a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story suggesting Bush received preferential treatment while serving in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
The report, which CBS retracted 12 days later, was based in part on documents the network has since acknowledged could not be authenticated.
CBS fired the producer of the segment and ousted three other employees after an independent panel concluded that "myopic zeal" led the network to disregard basic journalistic principles in rushing the piece onto the air.
So someone finally held accountable at CBS News for trying to perpertrate a hoax on the American people designed to swing the election. Myopic zeal is right; that's when you call it when you create forgeries to uphold an untenable position.
But based on the fun the mainstream media is having with the "Grim Milestone" (I saw that headline on at least three Jersey papers today; can't any of these guys have an independent thought?) of the 2,000th American casualty in Iraq, it doesn't appear as if they've learned a damn thing.
Link here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051027/tv_nm/media_cbs_dc